New Intel SSD Info

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Cynicalone, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

    Cynicalone

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    This the first news I've seen on the new 25nm NAND Flash Production. It opens some interesting possibilites for the future of Intel SSD's.

    Article link http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=3731
     
  2. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    600 GeeBees.

    That's rediculous. I can only imagine the cost. I dont' have 600 gigs worth of data that requires ssd-fast access (to justify premium)...but I guess these in a raid application would work for creative work.
     
  3. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    gonna cost a decent amount .. i would like a 300gb ssd for my boot drive
     
  4. Falk3r macrumors newbie

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    Read the article:

    At 25nm you basically get twice the capacity at the same die size, which should translate into twice the SSD capacity at the same price as a 34nm drive today.
     
  5. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    No, you're making an assumption the price will be the same.

    1. Intel will need to pay for the new fabrication process, even with the higher yields per wafer that result from the shrink
    2. Takes no consideration for supply and demand for the drives

    The new fabrication process (25nm and it's immersion) will drive up the price, and if there's a high demand on the drives, that will drive up prices even further.
     

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